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In jab at hardliners, Iranian president says protests were not only economic

Rouhani calls for the lifting of curbs on social media – 22 killed in unrest, more than 1,000 held LONDON: Protests that shook Iran were not just aimed at the…

‘160 attempts daily’ to access online porn in UK parliament

Britain’s Northern Ireland minister resigns over ill-health – A total of 24,473 attempts were made since June LONDON: Around 160 requests a day were made in late 2017 to access…

India reviews gay sex ban

NEW DELHI: India’s Supreme Court yesterday announced a review of a hugely controversial ban on gay sex, saying no one should have to live in fear because of their sexuality.…

Indian police probe reporter after data leak story, scandal

NEW DELHI: Indian police are investigating the reporter behind a story on alleged leaks from a government database containing the personal details of more than a billion people, sparking accusations…

Coutinho completes ‘dream’ Barca move

Liverpool had put up a fight to keep the player BARCELONA: Philippe Coutinho officially completed his “dream” 160-million-euro ($192 million) move from Liverpool to Barcelona yesterday, making him the third…

Real fall 16 points behind Barca after draw with Celta

Madrid stay fourth in the standings on 32 points BARCELONA: Real Madrid’s faltering title defence continued as they were held to a thrilling 2-2 draw at Celta Vigo on Sunday…

Philander blasts South Africa to win over India

CAPE TOWN: South Africa’s fast bowlers, led by Vernon Philander, blasted through India’s batting as the host nation gained a 72-run win on the fourth day of the first Test…

Australia complete dominant 4-0 Ashes series rout of England

Root hailed for leaving sick bed to bat SYDNEY: Australia ruthlessly extinguished England’s resistance to claim an innings victory in the fifth Ashes Test and complete a 4-0 series rout…

Aramco invites bankers to discuss IPO

Citi, Goldman among banks invited to meetings on listing – Saudil giant’s IPO could be the biggest in history LONDON/DUBAI: Saudi Aramco has invited banks pitching for roles in its…

ASAR acts as legal counsel to KIPCO, joint lead managers in KIPCO’s corporate bond issuance

KUWAIT: Al-Ruwayeh & Partners (ASAR), Kuwait’s leading and most prominent corporate law firm, and one of the region’s top tier firms, acted as Kuwait legal counsel to both Kuwait Projects…

Kuwait’s consumer sector on the mend amid broad-based recovery

Consumer confidence shows renewed strength KUWAIT: The consumer sector appears to be on the mend, with clear signs of a recovery in 3Q17, following a noticeable slowdown in 2016 and…

Stocks are still attractive, 2018

2017 was another good year for international equity investors worldwide. The US Standard & Poor’s 500 was up more than 19 percent, the Nasdaq up 28 percent and the Dow…